Tuesday, August 10, 2010
History Corrupted - The worst textbook ever when it comes to teaching about Islam. By Stephen Schwartz
The state of California, a major player in the American textbook market, introduces its students to Islam in the seventh grade. For this purpose, the California State Board of Education has recommended the use of, among others, a world history textbook entitled History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond, issued by the Teachers’ Curriculum Institute of Palo Alto. A review of the 2005 edition of this book (first published in 2004) provides a dismaying example of what has been, and in some states continues to be, wrong with public school teaching about Islam.
This is a comprehensive article, and I suggest it be read in its entirety. My Allvoices contribution, and The Weekly Standard complete article.
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